10 best movies like Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

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Mary Queen of Scots 2018
In 1561, Mary Stuart, widow of the King of France, returns to Scotland, reclaims her rightful throne and menaces the future of Queen Elizabeth I as ruler of England, because she has a legitimate claim to the English throne. Betrayals, rebellions, conspiracies and their own life choices imperil both Queens. They experience the bitter cost of power, until their tragic fate is finally fulfilled.
List of the best movies like Mary Queen of Scots (2018): The Other Boleyn Girl, Cromwell, Queen Margot, Richard III, King Lear, Mary, Queen of Scots, The Favourite, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Becket, Macbeth.

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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

Cromwell (1970)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.

Queen Margot (1994)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Italy, Germany
Duration02:39

The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the Hugenot King Henri of Navarre. Catherine of Medici maintains her behind-the-scenes power by ordering assaults, poisonings, and instigations to incest.

Richard III (1995)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:44

A murderous lust for the British throne sees Richard III descend into madness. Though the setting is transposed to the 1930s, England is torn by civil war, split between the rivaling houses of York and Lancaster. Richard aspires to a fascist dictatorship, but must first remove the obstacles to his ascension—among them his brother, his nephews and his brother's wife. When the Duke of Buckingham deserts him, Richard's plans are compromised.

King Lear (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:57

An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.

Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:08

Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at the age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years later the life of Mary is to be ended on the scaffold and with her execution the last threat to Elizabeth's throne has been removed. The two Queens with their contrasting personalities make a dramatic counterpoint to history.

The Favourite (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
Duration01:55

England, early 18th century. The close relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill is threatened by the arrival of Sarah's cousin, Abigail Hill, resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen's favourite.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration01:54

When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.

Becket (1964)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:28

King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas Becket, technically a deacon of the church, to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously and provides abler opposition to Henry.

Macbeth (1971)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:20

Scotland, 11th century. Driven by the twisted prophecy of three witches and the ruthless ambition of his wife, warlord Macbeth, bold and brave, but also weak and hesitant, betrays his good king and his brothers in arms and sinks into the bloody mud of a path with no return, sown with crime and suspicion.

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The King's Speech (2010)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
Duration01:58

The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

The King (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary, USA, Australia
Duration01:59

England, 15th century. Hal, a capricious prince who lives among the populace far from court, is forced by circumstances to reluctantly accept the throne and become Henry V.

Macbeth (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:40

Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.

To Kill a King (2003)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:42

A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.

Mary, Queen of Scots (2013)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryLuxembourg, France

The life and death of the Scottish monarch.

Victoria & Abdul (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
Duration02:45

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Queen of the Desert (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Morocco
Duration03:10

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

A United Kingdom (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:31

The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

Mad Love (2001)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountrySpain, Italy, Portugal, France
Duration01:57

The love story who transformed Juana I de Castilla, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". The tragic fate of a Queen madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.

Richard III (1955)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:41

Having helped his brother King Edward IV take the throne of England, the jealous hunchback Richard, Duke of York, plots to seize power for himself. Masterfully deceiving and plotting against nearly everyone in the royal court, including his eventual wife, Lady Anne, and his brother George, Duke of Clarence, Richard orchestrates a bloody rise to power before finding all his gains jeopardized by those he betrayed.

Ludwig II (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryGermany, Austria
Duration02:20

A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate support of Richard Wagner and his music. From his ingenuous political commitment to his obsessive construction of extravagant palaces and to his gradual withdrawal into a lonely dream world, an epic narrative of breathtaking grandeur.

Darkest Hour (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:30

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Outlaw King (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:57

Forced into exile by the English after being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce fights to reclaim the throne.

Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:32

Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.

Restoration (1995)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:57

An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ordered to marry his King's mistress in order to divert the queens suspicions. He is given one order by the king and that is not to fall in love. The situation worsens when Merivel finds himself in love with his new wife. Eventually, the King finds out and relieves Merivel of his position and wealth. His fall from grace leaves Merivel where he first started. And through his travels and reunions with an old friend, he rediscovers his love for true medicine and what it really means to be a physician.

The Young Victoria (2009)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:40

From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and legendary marriage to Prince Albert, Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) gives a stunning performance as the young Victoria. Packed with drama, romance, breath-taking cinematography, lavish costumes and featuring an outstanding British cast including Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Mark Strong, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, and Rupert Friend, The Young Victoria has captivated British audiences, and is the film that Company magazine called “an epic British film, which will sweep you up in her remarkable story.”

The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryThailand
Duration02:04

During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.

Red Joan (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:14

London, England, May 2000. The peaceful life of elderly Joan Stanley is suddenly disrupted when she is arrested by the British Intelligence Service and accused of providing information to communist Russia during the forties.

Another Country (1984)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30

In Moscow in 1983, an American journalist interviews Guy Bennett, who recalls his last year at public school, fifty years before, and how it contributed to him becoming a spy.

Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration03:03

Tsar Nicholas II, the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.




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